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Pacific Media Watch is compiled for the Pacific Media Centre as a regional media freedom and educational resource by a network of journalists, students, stringers and commentators.

By Elias Nanau in Vanimo Indonesia has issued a stern warning over illegal border crossers from Papua New Guinea. This follows Indonesia stepping up its security...

Pacific Media Watch New Zealand's Ministry of Health has confirmed that out of the 514 Covid-19 cases to date, approximately 4 percent of those cases...

Pacific Media Watch The President of Timor-Leste, Francisco Guterres Lú-Olo, has declared a state of emergency to enable the government to address the global Covid-19...

COMMENTARY: By Bob Howarth (self-isolating in Australia after his latest trip to Timor-Leste) After days of web surfing for Covid-19 coronavirus news around the Asia-Pacific,...

By Johnny Blades, RNZ Pacific journalist A 43-year-old woman has reportedly died due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic in Indonesian-administered West Papua province. It is the...

OPINION: By Antonio Sampaio in Dili The Timor-Leste authorities have to improve significantly the conditions in which journalists are working to cover the Covid-19 coronavirus...

Pacific Media Watch The Fiji government has banned the vice-chancellor of the University of Fiji from the country, reports Fiji TV News. The Immigration Department reportedly...

By Bob Howarth The Timor-Leste Press Council directors have called a media conference to announce that one of the country's five newspapers, Jornal Independente, is...

By Bob Howarth in Dili With the rapid spread of the dreaded Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic across the Pacific and Asia many people naturally seek online...

By Rappler Filipinos on lockdown have sought comic relief online through various memes and social media posts related to the uncomfortable experience of being quarantined...

OPINION: By Scott Waide in Lae So it’s a global pandemic with 16,000+ dead already, more than 375,000 infected and nearly 102,000 recovered. It was a...

ANALYSIS: By Jeremy Mogi in Port Moresby And so it’s out. Papua New Guinea's first infection case. 2019 Novel Coronavirus. Covid-19. In what is arguably the...

By Theckla Gunga in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea has reported its first confirmed Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic case. The announcement, made last night live on television...

ANALYSIS: By Mark Pearson of Griffith University Thousands of employees internationally are already working from home in COVID-19 self-isolation because of their recent travel, related...

By EMTV News A day of intense drama officially ended in Papua New Guinea just before 9pm yesterday when Prime Minister James Marape  casually announced...

Pacific Media Watch Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama today confirmed that Fiji is putting into place a number of tighter measures following the first case...

Pacific Media Watch With the Covid-19 coronavirus confirmed cases in French Polynesia, Guam, now New Caledonia other Pacific Island nations are bracing for it. Fiji Prime...

Pacific Media Watch Papua New Guinea has a probable imported case of Covid-19 coronavirus, Health Minister Jelta Wong has announced today, The case is a 45-year-old...

Pacific Media Watch CNN Philippines temporarily stopped broadcasting today after another tenant of the building in the capital Manila where it is located confirmed a...

Pacific Media Watch The Pacific Media Centre's weekly Southern Cross radio programme on 95bFM has featured the latest Pacific news brought to you by Pacific...

Scott Waide's EMTV News report. Pacific Media Watch Three children were among ten people killed in a brutal attack in Porgera in Papua New Guinea's Highlands...

By RNZ Pacific Pacific countries have further tightened border measures to try to keep the coronavirus from gaining a foothold in the islands. Six cases of...
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